If any business person had the exact right information they needed and knew what the next step was to success, wouldn’t business be easy?
It’s not quite the same as saying: If I knew what lottery numbers were going to hit… I could win the lottery, buy a condo by the ocean and a condo in the mountains, go out to dinner every night at the finest restaurants driving my new luxury car, travel the world by private jet and have everything that I want!
Although it would be near impossible, and the odds are against you of winning the lottery, it is possible to get all the information you need to be more successful in your business.
Think about it.
There are many business people who are experiencing the same things as you are in business.
Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could fly in from all over the country, then share success stories and even more importantly, share what not to do in business?!
Although it may not be possible to fly successful business people in to meet with you just to have a conversation about business success, you can get similar results by doing some quick research on the internet with Google or through social media such as with LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, then picking up the telephone and calling CEOs, presidents and business owners of companies just like yours who are in other cities and not in competition with you.
I think you’ll find when you call a CEO, president or business owner, generally speaking, they will be very friendly and willing to share information with you about what they have been doing to create business in this difficult economy. You, in turn, can share with them what your experiences have been.
You can go to networking meetings and belong to mentoring groups but people who are in the same business as you are unlikely to be open with you and give you information that will help you compete with them. When you are talking to someone in a different marketplace that you are not in competition with you will find them more willing to share with you their formula for success.
You don’t need to reinvent the wheel for business success. But you do need to find out what steps you need to take with your business to achieve greater success. How you can update your business plan without much trial and error.
Take advantage of the experience from other CEOs, presidents and business owners. Give them the advantage of everything you have learned.
It’s a fair trade and it may result in a long term, mutally beneficial professional relationship. All because you picked up the phone to further your business success.